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Fido Can Help You Get Fit

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You may have heard that having a pet can improve your mood, decrease your risk for depression and lower your level of stress. Now there’s research that having a dog could help you get fit and improve your overall health. … Continue reading

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Fish Oil and the Omega-3s

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Chances are, you’ve heard the buzz about fish oil somewhere. But what’s the big deal about? It turns out that the omega-3 fatty acids that make up fish oil are important for some of the body’s basic functions, particularly in … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with Dairy?

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You’ve seen the Got Milk? ads. You’ve heard the hype about dairy and weight loss. But what’s the real deal? Is dairy as beneficial as the marketing gurus make it out to be? It turns out it is, according to … Continue reading

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Is Obesity Really a Risk Factor for Disease?

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According to a recent article at Medical News Today, a study published in the Journal of Obesity is causing concern in the medical and research arenas. The study “concluded that overweight and obese people experience no adverse health effects until … Continue reading

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This is Your Brain on Exercise

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According to an article in The New York Times published last fall, a recent study indicates that brain power is improved by exercise. And the harder you work, the more your brain may benefit. The study, completed with mice, showed … Continue reading

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Happiness is Medicine for the Heart

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According to a recent study published in the European Heart Journal, happier people may have healthier hearts. The study indicated that people who reported being generally happy and content were less likely to develop heart disease. In fact, it seemed … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet: Good for Your Brain

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It’s likely that you’ve heard of the Mediterranean Diet before. The Mediterranean diet is composed mostly of foods common in the Mediterranean region like fish, olive oil, whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit and is low in saturated fat, meat … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Heart

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Despite the fact that heart disease is the most common killer of women, and that heart attacks are a leading killer of women under 55, it turns out that young women often don’t take heart attack symptoms seriously. They are … Continue reading

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Tea Can Prevent Heart Disease

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If you’re concerned about your heart health, you may want to consider drinking more tea. A recent study suggests that drinking as little as one cup of black tea a day can reduce risk of heart disease. The study, supported … Continue reading

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Love Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, a day filled with hearts and love. But how is your heart doing these days? Do you know? February is American Heart Month and it’s the perfect time to make sure your heart is healthy. Test … Continue reading

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